Its that time of year again! Snooker biggest event is less than 24 hours away and here are some pictures from the past weeks build up at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. I will be keeping a diary of the tournament here on the site, and I hope you enjoy the next 17 days.
Click below to see pictures from Monday 11th April, Wednesday 13th April and Friday 15th April.
Monday 11th April
Thats alot of cables!
The Crucible and Lyceum Theatres
The trophy cabinet arrives at the Crucible
The preparations for the studio and cuezone
Betfred World Championships
Sheffield City Hall
Wednesday 13th April
Tudor Square, with Street Snooker being set up
The Snooker table arrives in the cuezone
The walk down to the stage door
Friday 15th April
Visiting Martin Chesworth's cue shop
Next a picture of last year's champion Neil Robertson
The trophy cabinet, minues the trophies!
A roll of honour in Tudor Square
Top 5 Crucible Moments
The big screen has moved!
Look North reporters in Tudor Square
The 16 Qualifiers
The Studio in the Winter Gardens
with qualifier Dave Harold
Andrew Pagett, who makes his Crucible debut this year
'The Captain' Ali Carter